10.11.2003

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE MIDWESTERN CONFERENCE ON LITERATURE, LANGUAGE & MEDIA (MCLLM)
APRIL 2 & 3, 2004
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
DEKALB, ILLINOIS

KEYNOTE Speakers:

Dr. Tom Shippey, St. Louis University
"Adapting Middle-earth: Tolkien, the Books and the Movies"
Dr. Thom Swiss, University of Iowa
"Literature and 21st Century Media"
&
Dr. Haj Ross, University of North Texas
"The Shape of Meaning"

We welcome one page abstracts for 10-page papers (each presentation
lasting approximately 15-20 minutes)on any topic pertaining to media,
language and literary studies. The following are detailed calls for
papers for the conference in general or special sessions:

Medievalism
British & American Literature
Cognitive Studies
Communication Theory
Film Studies
Cyberstudies and New Media
Ethnic and Cultural Studies
Applied Linguistics
Sexual Deviance and Film
Poetry
Disabilities in Literature and Film
Shakespeare and Performance
Teaching Literature On-line

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS:

1-page abstract with title but no author, and a cover letter that
includes:

1. paper title

2. your name and address

3. your phone number

4. e-mail address

5. school affiliation

Please also indicate if we have your permission to post your abstract on
the Website for the conference.

In addition, MCLLM 2004 encourages abstracts submitted as potential
panels. If you and your colleagues share an interest in a topic, please
submit it as a panel. Please note that these submissions will be
treated as a single unit. All abstracts must be submitted together and
be clearly marked for panel consideration.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Postmarked or emailed by February 2, 2004.

Mail/email abstracts to:

MCLLM Directors
c/o Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

E-mail: MidwesternCLLM@yahoo.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Andrew M. Sidle
Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
815-753-6615 (w)
815-748-1017 (h)
asidle@niu.edu

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